New SNAP time limit starting April 2020 for Philadelphians aged 18-50 who are not working and not exempt

Register for the “Understanding the New SNAP Time Limit“ webinar February 18 Starting April 1, 2020, over 35,000 Philadelphians – and over 90,000 Pennsylvanians — will be newly subject to the SNAP three month time limit for “able bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWDs).  Individuals on SNAP, aged 18 through 49, who do not have children…

TAKE ACTION: Tell Social Security Not to Create Additional Burdens for People with Disabilities!

NEW: Everything you need to know about this harmful proposed rule The Social Security Administration just announced that it wants to change its rules for people who get disability benefits, including SSI.  Most people would have to prove disability every two years. If Social Security moves forward with this proposal more than two million people will…

Right to Counsel Passes Philadelphia City Council!

Right to Counsel passed unanimously in Philadelphia City Council on November 14! This bill guarantees low income tenants an attorney in eviction cases and is a critical step towards stabilizing communities, stemming the effects of gentrification, and addressing systemic racism & housing discrimination in Philadelphia. Read more about this legislation here and here. Read CLS…

The Dangerous Weight of Water Debt

For years, Philadelphia operated an inefficient assistance program for low-income water customers, Philadelphia’s most economically vulnerable households.  The program helped only 7,000 of more than 60,000 low-income Philadelphia households per year. Customers in that program received a small grant and fixed bill amounts for 12 months. If you were enrolled in that program and your…